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Fit Paul 12-30-2017 02:11 PM

Exercise and spasticity
Anyone else find that exercise ie: weight lifting, push-ups etc helps spasticity? I have increased pain and tightness in my shoulders, neck and upper arms. I have found that if I wake up in pain, doing a bunch of push ups will usually let me get back to sleep.

LivWell 01-01-2018 02:40 AM

Counter pressure against a spasm works for me sometimes. Also, engaging the muscle to make it work ďnormallyĒ seems to work out the tightness.

Lmh 01-01-2018 06:01 PM

Exercise and spasticity
I feel so much better after weight training and stretching. Iím pretty much stiff all the time even with the daily dose of Baclofan, but daily stretches, or movement exercises loosen me up a bit. Even shoulder shrugs and arm rolls help!

Fit Paul 01-03-2018 03:08 PM

Great to hear that it works for other people.

Grady 01-03-2018 09:17 PM

Iíve noticed I walk better when I leave the gym than when I walk in. So yes, it definitely helps me. I also walk better when Iíve been out for a ride on my recumbent trike.

GongShow 03-08-2018 11:00 PM

For some strange reason Iím finding after I work for 20 min on the elliptical machine (burns like hell) my legs feel A LOT better- less achy and more Ďin syncí. I canít explain this. Not sure if itís like a placebo effect (that you did it) or if it does something...

ActiveMSers 03-10-2018 02:04 PM

I was chatting with my PT and she said twisting motions, especially along the torso, can help break up spasticity before and during exercise. It might take a moment, but it often does the trick. (But not always, grrr.)

viriditasj 08-20-2018 04:14 PM

all in on exercise, CBDs have done better than all Rx drugs at night though

Fit Paul 08-22-2018 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by viriditasj (Post 10369)
all in on exercise, CBDs have done better than all Rx drugs at night though

Absolutely true but I don't think that I could live without baclofen.

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